The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles
Penguin, 2001 - Transportation - 428 pages
The definitive buying and lifestyle guide!
-- The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Motorcycles, Second Edition is the most comprehensive book on motorcycles-covering everything from how to choose and maintain a motorcycle and how to buy appropriate gear to how to ride safely, and how to make the most out of trips on the open road. It even discusses motorcycle history and the timeless motorcycle mystique.
-- Written by the editors of Motorcyclist Magazine, the world's largest streetbike publication, with a monthly circulation of 230,000 and an estimated readership of 1.3 million.
-- Features a cover quote from Jay Leno!
The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Motorcycles, Second Edition will contain approximately 15% new and/or revised information, including a completely updated buyer's guide featuring the latest motorcycles and equipment, an updated chapter on racing covering new rules and venues that have come about over the past three years, updated material on the repair and maintenance of motorcycles that reflects new product and service changes of the newer models, and additional resources for beginners to motorcycling.
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A Brief History of Bikes
Street Squid or Dirt Donk? Types of Motorcycles
So You Want to Buy a Bike?
Anatomy of a Motorcycle
Start Your Engines
Why the design of the engine shapes the character of
Steering Through Sticky Situations
Living with a Motorcycle
Chain and Sprocket Replacement
So You Want to Customize Your Bike
The Motorcycling Community
Insider Tips on Buying a Bike
Getting the Gear
On the Road
Learning to Ride
Rules of the Road
Riding Reading and Reacting
Touring and Rallies
Motorcycle Road Racing
Other Racing Series
How to Become a Motorcycle Road Racer